Archive for November, 2013

Tryptophan Tender

November 29, 2013

Battery tenders work well keeping middle aged batteries puffing along. Mechanics also use tenders to fully charge new batteries before installing them into your ride. However, you should never eat a turkey Thanksgiving meal THEN charge a new battery. This activity could put you into a permanent coma!


Motorcycle bright blue tank,
devours charge with starting crank-
Short trips for treats and waffles dutch,
keep you boosted? not so much…

But turkey day arrives quite cool
Parts store open makes me drool-
New batteries all glisten black,
Attach the tender, fork unpack.

Dinner done and stuffed am I,
Tender’s lights still flash I spy-
Tryptophan flows in my veins;
Wearily I watch; in vane.

Hours pass with football scores,
Dreams are filled with battery chores-
Recliner holds me firm with sleep-
Tender pulses charge to keep.


Service Manual Poem

November 22, 2013

Pithy title eh-

Every motorcyclist should own a service manual for his or her particular ride.
In the servicing sections, it reminds you of what to service, what materials to use in servicing, and when to service
In systems sections it gives details on motorcycle hardware disassembly and reassembly.
Service manuals are also great late night sleep aids!


Precious pages knowledge rich,
Secrets of transmission glitch-
When to change brake fluid slime;
Voltage good in battery brine.

Stop and go turns oil quite black,
Brake pads set with proper slack.
Foot pound numbers nut secure
Hazy memories get un-blurred.

Clutch pull carpel-tunnel prone,
A pouch not there for your iPhone.
Lumens weak and out of aim,
Described within most clear and plain.

So if you need to fix your ride-
In the Feds do not confide!
Turn to pages scribed for you-
Riding confidence renewed.